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Large Painted and Lacquered Leather Book Binding

Auction:
3134B
Lot:
58
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3134B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 14, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Large Painted and Lacquered Leather Book Binding, Persia, 19th century, depicting figures in a garden enjoying a celebration and eating, drinking, dancing, and playing music, bordered by smaller scenes of courtly pursuits and scrolling arabesques, with gilt and copper details, 24 x 17 1/2 in.
Estimate $600-800

Some areas of loss/flaking concentrated at edges, surface scuffs and minor pigment transfer, deep scratch and punctures upper right.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Arabesque, Art genres, Arts, Culture, Deux arabesques, Islamic art, Islamic culture, Moorish architecture, Ornaments, Scroll, Visual arts

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